Saturday, January 7, 2017

Ethics office accuses GOP of Rushing Trump Cabinet confirmations!

At The Hill by Max Greenwood  --

The director of the federal Office of Government Ethics Office on Saturday accused Senate Republicans of rushing confirmations for nominees in President-elect Trump's administration.

In a letter to leading Senate Democrats, Walter Shaub, Jr., the ethics office director, and the busy hearing schedule had overwhelmed his office. He said it had not completed doing ethics screening reviews on several nominees, which he described as a concern. 

“As OGE’s director, the announced hearing schedule for several nominees who have not completed the ethics review process is of great concern to me,” Walter Shaub, Jr., said in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday. “This schedule has created undue pressure on OGE’s staff and agency ethics officials to rush through these important reviews.”

Shaw Comment: Get out of town or be run over by the Trump Train!

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